Phyllonorycter ruizivorus De Prins, 2012

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SUBFAMILY Lithocolletinae
GENUSPhyllonorycter
SPECIES ruizivorus
AUTHORDe Prins, 2012
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhyllonorycter ruizivorus De Prins, new species
TYPE LOCALITYReunion, Bassin Plat, St. Pierre sur Bois de Senteur, 140 m, 02.x.1998, ex leaves Ruizia cordata, leg. S. Quilici.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide BMNH 31639♂, BMNH; Paratypes 11♂, 14♀, genitalia slides BMNH 32527♂, 32528♀; 32529♀, 32530♂, 32531♀, 32532♀, Guillermet 2281♂, 2282♀, ID RMCA ENT 000005298–000005299, BMNH, RBINS, RMCA, coll. Guillermet.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283.
PAGINATION 111–113, figs. 78, 79, 231–233, 330

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Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Réunion   De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 111

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Malvaceae Dombeya acutangula La Réunion De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 111
Malvaceae Ruizia cordata La Réunion De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 111

*   The record of this species in Mauritius (Gutzwiller et al. 2015: suppl. table S1) BOLD numbers CVL0210, CLV0310, CLV0410, CLV0610, CLV0710, CLV0810, CLV0910, GenBank accession numbers KP871601, KP402238, KP402214, KP871552, KP871527, KP871537; COI numbers HM902814, HM902815, HM902816, HM902818, HM902819, HM902820 HM902821 is misidentification and refers to Phyllonorycter trochetellus De Prins, 2012. The record of this species on Ruizia cordata from France (Gutzwiller et al. 2015: suppl. table S1) BOLD number CLV0510, COI number HM902817, GenBank accession number KP871549 is erroneous.